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Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage
Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage | Anne Lamott
10 posts | 10 read | 2 reading | 7 to read
"Anne Lamott is my Oprah." -Chicago Tribune From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an inspiring guide to restoring hope and joy in our lives. In Dusk, Night, Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad newspiles up--from climate crises to daily assaults on civility--how can we cope? Where, she asks, "do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back . . . with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?" We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity. Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life's dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us. As she does in Help, Thanks, Wow and her other bestselling books, Lamott explores the thorny issues of life and faith by breaking them down into manageable, human-sized questions for readers to ponder, in the process showing us how we can amplify life's small moments of joy by staying open to love and connection. As Lamott notes in Dusk, Night, Dawn, "I got Medicare three days before I got hitched, which sounds like something an old person might do, which does not describe adorably ageless me." Marrying for the first time with a grown son and a grandson, Lamott explains that finding happiness with a partner isn't a function of age or beauty but of outlook and perspective. Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Dusk, Night, Dawn is classic Anne Lamott--thoughtful and comic, warm and wise--and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.
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MelKelsey
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Mehso-so

Book 144

I read Dusk Night Dawn for a book club. Lamott's stream of consciousness writing (about Covid and global warming) comes across pretentious and slightly whiney and isn't my cup of tea. Book club discussion promoted a more positive outlook, however. I realized that humans throughout history must have felt the hopelessness of night, though, from a distance, we can see the eventuality of morning.

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jdiehr
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite Anne Lamott book.

I usually come across several highlight-able quotes, but not so much this time.

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UwannaPublishme
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Pickpick

Anne Lamott is like a friend who “gets you,” knows just what to say to make you feel understood, reminds you that you‘re not alone and that you can certainly handle whatever this crazy world throws at you. Her beautifully sculpted, profound words are truly salve for the soul!
(Photo: Last year, I watched her delightful online conversation with Glennon Doyle. Anne surprised us all by signing every book ordered.🙌🏻)
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AmyG Love Anne ❤️ 7mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Panpan

I liked some moments, and truly appreciated one essay about various kinds of love. But overall, it was entirely too spiritual, Jesus-based, and biblically focused for me. I appreciate her ability to tell a story and her skillful writing. But Lamott just isn‘t for me. (Except Bird by Bird, which I loved.)

#thebibliophage2021 #whenbookclubbooksgowrong #unpopularopinion

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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Pickpick

Listened to this one in a day! It made me tear up at moments. Anne Lamott is always the same, which is a good thing in my opinion. One of the best parts of this book was that it reminded me that the best way to feel better and less stressed is actually to serve others. ❤️ I have really enjoyed the progression of the last four nonfiction books I‘ve read. I didn‘t plan it, but each of them has had a natural connection to the other, pairing nicely.

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WanderingBookaneer
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Bookworms in Bed

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NovelNancyM
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Text exchange Anne has with a friend about her husband Neal early in their marriage:
“'Relationships are hard.'
'I know. but I think you've forgotten that he's your friend.'
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'He's your friend that you get to sleep with and wake up with. That's what married life is at its most basic. A friend, your teammate, a person you trust and look forward to talking to, about anything. Someone who seems to really, really like you, who you like, too'“ (19).

Tamra True 2y
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Floresj
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Pickpick

Love Lamont‘s writing, but this one was an average of ok. Some parts were wonderful, some parts missed the mark for me. Overall good, not great.

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Kristin_Reads
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Books with a view! I‘m loving both of these as I settle in for a week at the sea 🌊🐚

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Megabooks
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Pickpick

This is my first Lamott. Her blend of liberal Christianity and spirituality reminds me of my own beliefs. In this book, she celebrates the resilience of everyday life. While she worries about how large issues like climate change will affect her grandson, she finds strength in her first marriage (at age 65!) and her many years of sobriety. She relates nine small stories that point to the larger truths in us.

Deblovestoread Anne Lamont resonates with me for the same reason. Her book Help Thanks Wow actually changed my life by giving me a tool to help deal with all my negative thoughts. Looking forward to reading this one. 2y
Megabooks @Kdgordon88 I will add that to my TBR! Thanks! 2y
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